|Chief Minister of Pondicherry|
26 May 1996 – 18 March 2000
|Preceded by||V. Vaithilingam|
|Succeeded by||P. Shanmugam|
|Leader of Opposition|
May, 2001 – March, 2006
|Public Works Department Minister|
|Born||citation needed]8 January 1941[|
|Died||10 June 2019 (aged 78)|
Puducherry, Puducherry, India
|Political party||Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam|
R. V. Janakiraman (8 January 1941 – 10 June 2019) was the Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Pondicherry.
He was elected from Nellithope assembly constituency for five consecutive terms starting from 1985, 1990, 1991, 1996, and 2001. He lost the polls to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam candidate Om Sakthi Sekar in 2006 owing to his health ailments (Parkinson's).
He served as Chief Minister of the Union Territory of Pondicherry from 26 May 1996 to 18 March 2000 and headed the coalition government of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Tamil Maanila Congress.
Janakiraman died at age of 78 in a private hospital at Puducherry.
- Bosco Dominique (10 June 2019). "Former Puducherry chief minister RV Janakiraman dead". The Times of India. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
- "States of India since 1947 – Puducherry (Pondicherry)".